Norway is the Land of the Midnight Sun, the Northern Lights, fjords and reindeer.
We hand out the Nobel Peace Prize, and we’re ranked among the world’s top three best countries to live in.
Our team of insiders have spent decades living, travelling and experiencing Norway.
We will help you find its pearls – and handle all the logistics so you don’t have to.
On 1 January 1902, the rural municipality of Barbu (population: 6,787) was merged into the town of Arendal.
In 1944, a small area of Moland with a population of 21 inhabitants was transferred to Arendal as well. The neighboring rural municipalities of Hisøy (pop: 4,026), Moland (pop: 8,148), Tromøy (pop: 4,711), and Øyestad (pop: 8,679) were all merged with the town of Arendal which had a population of 12,478, bringing the total population of the new municipality of Arendal to 38,042.
) is municipality in the county of Aust-Agder in southeastern Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Arendal (which is also the seat of Aust-Agder county).
Some of the notable villages in Arendal include Rykene, Eydehavn, Færvik, Strengereid, Kongshavn, Kilsund, Brattekleiv, Longum, Saltrød, Staubø, Vrengen, and Kolbjørnsvik.
There’s so much to see and experience, but the most precious gems and hidden treasures can be hard to find. At Up, we know Norway inside out: the country, the language and the people. We know how to reach remote cabins, and what time the local brewery is open.
A ship appeared on the oldest known seal of the town, dating back to the 17th century.
In the late 19th and early 20th century the arms showed the ship in the upper part and a landscape with the coat of arms of Norway in the base of the shield.
No matter the season, all cruises with Hurtigruten are thrilling adventures filled with amazing scenery and active "friluftsliv" experiences.
Where in the country do most children go to kindergarten, and what line of study is most popular at the moment?